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13.8.18

MEDAKA KILLIFISH IN A WATERLILY POOL (スイレンの池のメダカたち)


Waterlily is flowering continuously in the bathtub pool in front of blueberry.
To prevent breeding of mosquito, we grow Medaka killifish in the pool. 
They swim about in the pool and look cute!





スイレンがブルーベリーの前にあるバスタブの池で咲き続けています.
蚊の発生を防ぐためにメダカを飼っています.
メダカたちは泳ぎまわって、とっても可愛いです!


Killifish in the pool

11.8.18

ROSES BESIDE THE SLEEPER STEPS (with a video clip) (枕木階段脇のバラたち--動画つき)


Today I post rose flowers of the sleeper steps in the main garden.
They flower well in spite of the boiling hot and dry-out weather. 

今日はメインガーデンの枕木の階段のところのバラの花を紹介します.
ひどい暑さとカラカラの天気にも関わらずよく咲いています

Angela

Gertrude Jekyll

Mary Rose

Leonardo da Vinci

Scarborough Fair

Francine Austin





10.8.18

COTTON FLOWERS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR GARDEN (我が家の庭で初めて咲く綿花)


My wife saw seeds of cotton for the first time this season,
and three plants have grown from the seeds.
They've been flowering since last week.

The petals of the cotton flower are a light creamy white when the flower first opens, and the petals darken, usually to a dark pink at the end of the first day.
Once a flower closes in the evening, it never open again.

家内が今年初めて綿花の種を蒔きました.
そして3株が種から育ち、先週から咲き続けています.

花びらは咲き始めは薄いクリーム色ですが、
夕方にしぼむ頃にはピンク色に.
そしてしぼんだらもう二度と開きません(一日花).


In the morning. . . .

Closed pink petals in the morning which opened yesterday.
朝、閉じたピンクの花びらは前の日に咲いたもの





A white flower is opening in the morning.
朝、白い花が開いてきている.


At noon. . . . 


White petals are open at noon.
お昼、白い花びらは開いてる


9.8.18

TODAY'S VIDEO: Roses of the Cental Flower Bed in August



今日の動画:八月の中央花壇のバラたち


La parisienne ラ パリジェンヌ

The Shepherdess ザ シェパーデス

Snow Goose スノー グース




にほんブログ村 花・園芸ブログ イングリッシュガーデンへ

にほんブログ村 花・園芸ブログ ポタジェ・キッチンガーデンへ


8.8.18

THERMOMETER SUGGESTING THE BEGINNING OF AUTUMN? (温度計は秋の始まりを示す?)



Yesterday was the first day of autumn in the traditional Japanese calendar.
A month has passed since the rainy season was over,
and very hot and dry days are continuing.
I set a digital thermometer in the shade of the gazebo
 in the main garden in January,
and it's been sending me data of the temperature every 10 minutes.

昨日は暦の上では立秋、秋の最初の日でした.
梅雨明けから一か月経過し、ずっと暑くて雨の降らない日が続いています.
一月に庭のガゼボの日陰にデジタルの温度計を設置し、
それから10分毎のデータを送信してきます.


As you can see in a graph below,
maximum temperature was over 35C and minimum one was over 25C
 in most of these days.
But, it was a bit cooler than usual in yesterday afternoon
and it was just below 25C this morning.
This might be a sign of the beginning of autumn, I hope.

上のグラフをみればわかると思いますが、
ほとんどの日で最高気温35度以上で、
最低気温も最近2週間ぐらいは25度以上でした.
しかし、昨日の午後はちょっと涼しい感じで、
今朝も25度をちょっと下回りました.
これが秋の始まりの兆しだといいなと思っています.


Photos below were shot in this morning. 




いずれの写真も今朝の撮影です

5.8.18

REPOTTING ECHIUM (エキウムの鉢増し)


A echium candicans seedling has grown large enough for a large pot,
therefore today we repotted it this morning.
As it is the hottest and driest season,
we took care not to jeopardize it roots and used a safe way to repot. 

エキウム カンディカンスの実生苗が
大きなポットに植えるのに充分な大きさに成長しました. 
今はもっとも暑くて乾いた季節なので
根をダメにしないようにじゅうぶん注意して安全な鉢増し法で行いました.


At first I added compost and fertilizer into a larger pot,
and then placed a pot of plant, added compost around the pot
and pressed compost to stabilize it.

まず最初に培養土と肥料を大きな鉢の底に入れ
今のポットをすえつけて、そのまわりに培養土をいれます.
そしてしっかり培養土を安定させる為に押し付けます.


The pot was then taken out, resulting a hole a bit larger than its root clump.

ポットを取り出すとエキウムの根鉢より少し大きな穴ができます.


Finally, the root clump of the young echium plant was placed  in the hole.
Compost was added into a gap, and that's it!


最後にその根鉢を穴に入れます.
隙間に培養土をいれて終了!

This is a simple and safe way to repot a plant.
The repotted echium was placed at the place once there was a dead plum.


とても簡単で安全な鉢増し法です.
鉢増ししたエキウムは枯れたスモモの木があったところに据えつけました.